I have chosen not to create to-do lists anymore. I would inevitably add more than I could possibly get done, and then not be kind to myself when I fell short of accomplishing a super-human task of completely an entirely unrealistically long to-do list. Sure, I tried to shorten my list, but then I would ask myself, “That’s all I’m doing today?”
Solution: Stop using a to-do list. I kept hearing over and over again in my head, “Flip the script.” This was at a time, I was stumbling a little bit with moving forward. Then it finally dawned on me that instead of a to-do list, focus on what I accomplish each day. In other words, instead of a to-do list, I’ve started using a have-done list.
It may seem silly, but it is so freeing and so motivating! I can look at what I did during the day and feel good about it. Each day I accomplish something. How much varies, but the beauty of this is that’s okay.
Try it. See what you think of using this strategy.